U of Utah Hospital cancels electives after ICU exceeds capacity

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Dr. Vinik likewise stated that optional procedures have been held off at the healthcare facility to enable personnel to take care of critically ill patients.
” Weve cut down where we can, but its precarious. We are extremely worried about influenza season, particularly if individuals dont get vaccinated. We cant take another hit,” Dr. Vinik informed Newsweek.

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Salt Lake City-based University of Utah Hospital has canceled optional treatments in the middle of a COVID-19 rise in the state, according to Newsweek.

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The extra beds are staffed by physicians and nurses working overtime, University of Utah Hospital CMO Russell Vinik, MD, told KUTV.

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We are very concerned about influenza season, especially if people dont get immunized. We cant take another hit,” Dr. Vinik informed Newsweek.

The medical facility reported its extensive care unit was at 104 percent capacity Oct. 16, and it said it was working to establish more ICU beds staffed to accommodate the increase in hospitalizations..

” Long term, this is a very tough thing for our staff to be able to keep,” Dr. Vinik informed KUTV.